UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs

In Brief

includes Division for Sust. Development

Description

(www.un.org/desa).

The ten departments include the Division for Sustainable Development (http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/), the Population Division, and the UN Forum on Forests (www.un.org/esa/forests). Mission: “a facilitation mechanism that promotes the development, transfer and dissemination of clean and environmentally sound technologies by, inter alia, assessing the technology needs of developing countries, options to address those needs and capacity-building”. Building on Rio+20 decisions and outcomes, meetings in 2013 and 2014 worked on Introduction and Proposed Goals and Targets on Sustainable Development for the Post 2015 Development Agenda. DESA USG: Wu Hongbo.

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